Rainy Day Reviews
Rain or shine, a warm winter tradition began its 18th year in January as lovers of reading gather at the Aberdeen Timberland Library every Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Rosalie Spellman meeting room for coffee, cookies and books. All adults are welcome to join.
• Feb. 21: Harold Warren reviews “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson.
• Feb. 28: Judy Isaacson reviews “Special Topics in Calamity Physics” by Marisha Pessl.
The library is located at 121 E. Market Street. For more information, contact the library at 360-533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org.
The Driftwood Players present “Full Frontal Nudity”
A small-town community theater performing original work has trouble drawing patrons and leading man Conrad decides the best way to bring in an audience is to give it what it wants. Suddenly the rumors start flying about nudity, which gains attention and ticket sales for the theater.
Performance dates are on Feb. 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m with a final matinee on March 2 at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and are available online at Aberdeendriftwood.com or in person at Valu-Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Dolores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door, if available.
Downtown Aberdeen wedding showcase
Check out downtown Aberdeen businesses and what they have to offer those planning a wedding on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Involved businesses include Julie Rajcich Photography, Flowers by Pollen, GH Wine Sellars, Waugh’s Men’s and Women’s Apparel, CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats, A WILD HAIR, Harbor Shoes, Wiitamaki Jewelry Store and Rediviva and taste some samples. Many of these businesses are offering special promotions on this day only.
Clyde &Sylvia’s Frames-N-Things invites wedding planners to check out a sample framed guestbook to be designed specifically for their event and offers 20 percent off on select wedding items.
This is also CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats grand opening featuring accessories from Harts &Pearls and special treats to admire and purchase.
Visit facebook.com/events/119074884959743 for more information.
Auditions for “The Glass Menagerie”
The Driftwood Players of Aberdeen are bringing Tennessee William’s “The Glass Menagerie” to life this April. A mother strives to find happiness for both her and her grown children but the illusions she carefully creates are shattered when a gentleman caller pays a visit.
Auditions are at the Drifwood Theatre on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. and Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.
Director Debbie Scoones is looking for four actors — two men, ranging in ages from 20s to 40s, and two women, one between 20 and 30 with the other between 40 and 60.
Rehearsals begin in March and run until the production opens at the end of April.
The Driftwood Theatre is located at 120 E. Third St. in Aberdeen. For any questions or information, contact the director at email@example.com.
Enjoy jazz music and a Hawaiian dinner
On Feb. 27, the Hoquiam Elks Lodge #1082 is hosting a dinner with entertainment provided by Hoquiam High School jazz group to raise money for the school band. It is a Hawaiian-themed event with pulled pork and dessert. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner and music starting at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets for $1 each to enter the basket raffle.
Tickets available for $6 from Hoquiam Band Parents and the Hoquiam Ladies of the Elks. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Chris at 580-9317.
Drama club dinner theater
The Montesano Jr. Sr. High School Drama Club is hosting dinner theaters on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 6 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 2.
The show follows customers and employees involved with a matchmaking company and features talent from the club.
The menu includes Jambalaya, cornbread, salad and cheesecake.
Advanced tickets for the two 6 p.m. performances are available at Valu Drug in Montesano or Montesano High School and cost $12 for adults and $8 for students. They are also available at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for students.
Tickets for the March 2 matinee are only available at the door for $8 for adults and $6 for students.
Peter Benjamin homecoming show
Peter Benjamin will showcase his original music at Hoquiam’s historic 7th St. Theatre on Saturday, March 1.
This show has been years in the making as Benjamin has always wanted to return to his hometown area.
Local band The Butler &the Maid, made up of locals Mattaniah and Ericka Corban, will also perform in support of their latest album, “Intertwined.”
If 500 tickets are sold in advance, local elementary students will be allowed to attend for free.
Visit peterbenjaminmusic.com for show dates and times. Tickets are $8 at peterbenjamin.brownpapertickets.com or $10 at the door.
Violin and piano concert
Join Jeffrey Freed and Ann Kiliz for a violin and piano concert at the Montesano United Methodist Church on March 1 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available after the concert.
The church is located at 407 E. Spruce Street.
“The Quiet Man” at 7th St. Theatre
The 7th St. Theatre’s Classic Film Series features “The Quiet Man” on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. John Wayne plays retired boxer Sean Thornton who moves to his small Irish hometown. There he meets a firey woman played by Maureen O’Hara and finds love and a new life where his first began.
The 7th St. Theatre is located at 313 7th St. in Hoquiam. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more info, visit www.7thstreettheatre.com or call (360) 537-7400.
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